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All of our packages include accommodations in standard quality hotels, all meals a day, a reliable vehicle, and an experienced driver to get you around safely.

Listed below are some of our most popular cultural tour and trek itineraries. We will work with you on customizing these tour arrangements to meet your interests and needs.


 

DAGALA THOUSAND LAKES TREK

Summary:


The Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is not a difficult trek but one can expect some steep climbs. The trek starts from Thimphu. During this trek, you pass through forests covered with blue pine trees, evergreen oak trees, and rhododendron shrubs as well as many small lakes. Needless to say, you will be rewarded with some amazing views. The trek is off the beaten path, so one can expect to not encounter any other trekkers along the way.

Best time for trek: April, September, and October

Duration: 12 days; Actual Trek: 6 days

Start:Geynizampa

Finish: Chamgang

Maximum Elevation:4,520m

Difficulty: Moderate

Day 1: Arrive Paro International Airport

Kuzuzangpola – Welcome to Bhutan!

During the flight, one will experience breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Mount Jomolhari and Mount Jitchu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by our representative and escorted to your hotel.

Evening: relax at the hotel or take a stroll around the hotel compound.


Day 2: Paro – Sightseeing

Morning: Drive to Drugyel Dzong (a ruined fortress ~16 km away from Paro town). Although in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical significance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the invading Tibetans and drove them back. From here, the peak of Jomolhari "Mountain of the Goddess" can be seen on a clear day (Alt. 7,329 m/24,029 ft.). On the way back, visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse.

After lunch, visit the Rinpung Dzong. This massive fortress is located on a small hill just above the Paro river (Pa Chhu). You have to walk about 15 minutes by crossing an ancient wooden bridge with shingle roofing. The Dzong houses the district administration Office and the District Monk Body. It was built in 1645.

Also visit the National Museum (Ta-Dzong). The Ta-Dzong was built as the watchtower for the Paro Rinpung Dzong and was converted into the National Museum in 1965.


Day 3: Paro – Thimphu (-65 km)

Check in at hotel in Thimphu.

After some rest visit the Memorial Chorten, a huge stupa built in memory of the third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who reigned the kingdom from 1952-1972.Next, visit the National Library where ancient manuscripts and relics of Buddhism are preserved along with other national documents.

Visit Tashichhodzong, the seat of the Royal Government including His Majesty, the fifth king and the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Head Abbot) and the Central Monk Body.


Day 4: Thimphu – Sightseeing
 
Visit Semtokha Dzong. This is one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan. It was built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and houses the largest monastic school in the country. Next, visit the woodcraft and painting school where traditional art and crafts are still kept alive.

Also, visit the Handicrafts Emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other arts are displayed and can be purchased.

Stroll around Thimphu town in the evening.

Day 5: Start Trek. Geynizampa – Gur (Distance 5km, 4 hours, Ascent 550m, Descent 60m)

The trail runs along the east side of the Geynitsang Chhu. This trail was once used as a major trading route between Thimphu and Dagana which explains the walls, well-crafted stone staircases, and other such developments along the route. Ascend to an outstanding viewpoint at 3,220m. Continue ascending to the top of the ridge at 3,350m and then go southwest through the forest to Gur at 3,290m.

Day 6 :Gur – Labatamba (Distance 12km, 5 hours, Ascent 1,040m, Descent 110m)

The trail leads you through forests of blue pine, spruces, dead firs, and larches. It passes through a side valley and a stream at 3,870m and through scattered birches and rhododendrons. You can get a spectacular view of the Dagala range from Pangakabtsa Pass at 4,250m. You will see many yak herders’ camps scattered across the Labatamba valley. The campsite in Labatamba is at 4,300m near a beautiful lake called Ustho. The lake is filled with golden trout. There are many other beautiful lakes in the surrounding area.


Day 7 :Labatamba (Halt)

You can visit several lakes and enjoy a good fishing day in the lakes or go back to Jomigue pass and climb Aum Jomo till the summit (5,050m), which will take about 5-6 hours.

Day 8 :Labatamba – Panka (Distance 8km, 6-7 hours, Ascent 260m, Descent 520m)

Today, you leave the lovely pastures of Labatamba and move out of the Dagala range. The trail ascends gradually through beautiful landscapes till you reach a pass at 4,720m, the highest point of the day. Descend past several yak herders’ camps and to Dochha Chhu. Climb several ridges and descend to Panka at 4,000m.

Day 9 :Panka – Talakha (Distance 8km, 6-7 hours, Ascent 180m, Descent 1,100m)

The trail to Talakha involves some steep climbing up a slate slope to the ruins of a house. From here, continue on to Tale La at 4.180m. The Tale La offers a beautiful view of the Dagala range and Thimphu. From the pass, descend through a mixed forest of spruce, birch, juniper, rhododendron, and bamboo to the Talakha Goemba at 3,080m.

Day 10 :Talakha – Chamgang (Distance 6km, 3 hours, Ascent 0m, Descent 440m)

As there is a road right below the Talakha Goemba, you can choose to end your trek here and have a 4WD pick you up. However, please note that the ride to Chamgang is very bumpy, so we would suggest walking the 3 hours to Chamgang (2,640m) where your vehicle will be waiting for you.

Day 11 :Thimphu - Paro

Drive to Paro in the morning. Visit Kyichu Lhakhang. The monastery was built in 659 by King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet. The monastery was one of the 108 such monasteries he built across the Himalayan region to spread Buddhism. It is located between Paro town and Drugyel Dzong.

Day 12 :Day excursion to Taktsang Goemba

Drive to Satsam Chorten (10 km from Paro town) and from there, hike to Taktsang Monastery. The name Taktsang means "Tiger's Nest ". The Monastery is perched on a rocky ledge with a sheer drop of nearly 900m above the floor of Paro valley. According to legend, Guru Rinpoche miraculously flew here on the back of a tigress, meditated in a cave here for three months and converted the whole of Paro valley to Buddhism.

Have a picnic lunch at the Taktsang cafeteria. The round trip hike takes about 4 hrs.

Day 13 :Depart for Paro International Airport where our representative will bid you Bon Voyage!

TASHI DELEK!

Our package includes:

1. Accommodation in the best standard hotels available on twin sharing basis

2. All meals and evening tea

3. All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary (itinerary is flexible)

4. Full time English speaking Guide

5. All museum fees

6. Car and driver

7. Camping equipment such as tents, camping chairs, etc. provided. You will need to bring your own sleeping bags, trekking shoes, rain gear, etc.

NOTE: We can also make arrangements for you to see/participate in a traditional archery match.


      

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